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Frequently asked questions for NCAA Men's Hockey v3

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Coverage


What is the expected coverage level for NCAA men’s hockey?

We currently provide boxscore coverage for all Division I college hockey games. We provide scores and time remaining in a timely manner as the game progresses.



Integration


What format are date fields presented in?

When we present date only values we present these in the ISO 8601 standard format.

ex: 2013-04-03

We use these for attributes that have date and no time (such as birthdate). For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601


What format are the date/time fields presented in?

All of our Date/Time attributes are in UTC, presented in the ISO 8601 standard format.

ex: 2013-04-03T18:15:00+00:00

For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601


How do I locate the TTL (Time to Live)/cache on an API endpoint?

The cache (in seconds) can be accessed in the returned header information on each RESTful API call, under cache-control.

ex. cache-control: max-age=1, public, s-maxage=1 or
cache-control: public, must-revalidate, max-age=120

The TTL may adjust when an event is live for some game-centric endpoints. This information is available for each endpoint on our developer portal.



Game Statuses


What are the valid game statuses?

  • scheduled - The game is scheduled to occur.
  • inprogress – The game is in progress.
  • complete – The game is over, but stat validation is not complete.
  • closed – The game is over and the stats have been validated.
  • cancelled – The game has been cancelled. No makeup game will be played as a result.
  • delayed – The start of the game is currently delayed or the game has gone from in progress to delayed for some reason.
  • postponed – The game has been postponed, to be made up at another day and time. Once the makeup game is announced, a new game and ID will be created and scheduled on the announced makeup date. You should request the scheduled feed(s) regularly to identify the re-scheduled makeup game(s).
  • time-tbd – The game has been scheduled, but a time has yet to be announced.


Player Statuses


What are the player statuses?

  • ACT – The player is on the team’s active roster.
  • NWT – The player is no longer with the team.

What are the valid player experience values?

  • FR – Freshman
  • SO – Sophomore
  • JR – Junior
  • SR – Senior
  • GR – Graduate Student


Season Types


What are the valid season types?

  • REG – Regular season
  • CT – Conference tournaments
  • PST – Post-season


Schedules


How do I pull in schedule data for future games in which teams are not yet known?

This API features a TBD team used for every entry in to-be-determined matchups. This virtual team will have its own unique ID specific to this API.

Find the TBD team in the Teams endpoint.

  • <team id="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6" name="TBD" alias="TBD" market="Team"/>

The matchups will appear as below in the Schedule endpoints.

<series id="0f81bb4d-1d0c-4a3b-82de-507534154095" title="NBA Finals - TBD vs TBD" round="4" start_date="2024-06-06" status="scheduled">
  <games>
  <game id="342f103b-0fd7-47ac-a84d-1391e3605e96" status="time-tbd" title="Game 1" coverage="full" scheduled="2024-06-06T17:00:00+00:00" neutral_site="false" track_on_court="true" home_team="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6" away_team="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
    <time_zones/>
    <home name="Team TBD" alias="TBD" id="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
      </home>
<away name="Team TBD" alias="TBD" id="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
  </away>
</game>
<game id="71d8d5fc-6836-43c1-85a0-61a828296a06" status="time-tbd" title="Game 2" coverage="full" scheduled="2024-06-09T17:00:00+00:00" neutral_site="false" track_on_court="true" home_team="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6" away_team="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
  <time_zones/>
  <home name="Team TBD" alias="TBD" id="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
    </home>
<away name="Team TBD" alias="TBD" id="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
  </away>
</game>
<game id="50b170b9-37e2-47d0-b517-e56ebb960cba" status="time-tbd" title="Game 3" coverage="full" scheduled="2024-06-12T17:00:00+00:00" neutral_site="false" track_on_court="true" home_team="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6" away_team="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
  <time_zones/>
  <home name="Team TBD" alias="TBD" id="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
    </home>
<away name="Team TBD" alias="TBD" id="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
  </away>
</game>
<game id="8e94445c-c223-4a49-a759-0b651e440b95" status="time-tbd" title="Game 4" coverage="full" scheduled="2024-06-14T17:00:00+00:00" neutral_site="false" track_on_court="true" home_team="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6" away_team="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
  <time_zones/>
  <home name="Team TBD" alias="TBD" id="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
    </home>
<away name="Team TBD" alias="TBD" id="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
  </away>
</game>
<game id="aaa3ddb3-dd1b-459e-a686-d2bfc4408881" status="if-necessary" title="Game 5 (if necessary)" coverage="full" scheduled="2024-06-17T17:00:00+00:00" neutral_site="false" track_on_court="true" home_team="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6" away_team="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
  <time_zones/>
  <home name="Team TBD" alias="TBD" id="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
    </home>
<away name="Team TBD" alias="TBD" id="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
  </away>
</game>
<game id="7c16f1ec-6629-4675-aaaa-2a31835862a6" status="if-necessary" title="Game 6 (if necessary)" coverage="full" scheduled="2024-06-20T17:00:00+00:00" neutral_site="false" track_on_court="true" home_team="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6" away_team="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
  <time_zones/>
  <home name="Team TBD" alias="TBD" id="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
    </home>
<away name="Team TBD" alias="TBD" id="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
  </away>
</game>
<game id="09129676-2320-4151-976d-713ea785d97b" status="if-necessary" title="Game 7 (if necessary)" coverage="full" scheduled="2024-06-23T17:00:00+00:00" neutral_site="false" track_on_court="true" home_team="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6" away_team="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
  <time_zones/>
  <home name="Team TBD" alias="TBD" id="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
    </home>
<away name="Team TBD" alias="TBD" id="907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6">
  </away>
</game>
</games>
</series>

"series": [
  {
    "id": "0f81bb4d-1d0c-4a3b-82de-507534154095",
    "title": "NBA Finals - TBD vs TBD",
    "round": 4,
    "start_date": "2024-06-06",
    "status": "scheduled",
    "participants": [],
    "games": [
      {
        "id": "342f103b-0fd7-47ac-a84d-1391e3605e96",
        "status": "time-tbd",
        "title": "Game 1",
        "coverage": "full",
        "scheduled": "2024-06-06T17:00:00+00:00",
        "neutral_site": false,
        "track_on_court": true,
        "home": {
          "name": "Team TBD",
          "alias": "TBD",
          "id": "907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6"
        },
        "away": {
          "name": "Team TBD",
          "alias": "TBD",
          "id": "907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6"
        }
      },
      {
        "id": "71d8d5fc-6836-43c1-85a0-61a828296a06",
        "status": "time-tbd",
        "title": "Game 2",
        "coverage": "full",
        "scheduled": "2024-06-09T17:00:00+00:00",
        "neutral_site": false,
        "track_on_court": true,
        "home": {
          "name": "Team TBD",
          "alias": "TBD",
          "id": "907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6"
        },
        "away": {
          "name": "Team TBD",
          "alias": "TBD",
          "id": "907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6"
        }
      },
      {
        "id": "50b170b9-37e2-47d0-b517-e56ebb960cba",
        "status": "time-tbd",
        "title": "Game 3",
        "coverage": "full",
        "scheduled": "2024-06-12T17:00:00+00:00",
        "neutral_site": false,
        "track_on_court": true,
        "home": {
          "name": "Team TBD",
          "alias": "TBD",
          "id": "907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6"
        },
        "away": {
          "name": "Team TBD",
          "alias": "TBD",
          "id": "907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6"
        }
      },
      {
        "id": "8e94445c-c223-4a49-a759-0b651e440b95",
        "status": "time-tbd",
        "title": "Game 4",
        "coverage": "full",
        "scheduled": "2024-06-14T17:00:00+00:00",
        "neutral_site": false,
        "track_on_court": true,
        "home": {
          "name": "Team TBD",
          "alias": "TBD",
          "id": "907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6"
        },
        "away": {
          "name": "Team TBD",
          "alias": "TBD",
          "id": "907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6"
        }
      },
      {
        "id": "aaa3ddb3-dd1b-459e-a686-d2bfc4408881",
        "status": "if-necessary",
        "title": "Game 5 (if necessary)",
        "coverage": "full",
        "scheduled": "2024-06-17T17:00:00+00:00",
        "neutral_site": false,
        "track_on_court": true,
        "home": {
          "name": "Team TBD",
          "alias": "TBD",
          "id": "907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6"
        },
        "away": {
          "name": "Team TBD",
          "alias": "TBD",
          "id": "907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6"
        }
      },
      {
        "id": "7c16f1ec-6629-4675-aaaa-2a31835862a6",
        "status": "if-necessary",
        "title": "Game 6 (if necessary)",
        "coverage": "full",
        "scheduled": "2024-06-20T17:00:00+00:00",
        "neutral_site": false,
        "track_on_court": true,
        "home": {
          "name": "Team TBD",
          "alias": "TBD",
          "id": "907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6"
        },
        "away": {
          "name": "Team TBD",
          "alias": "TBD",
          "id": "907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6"
        }
      },
      {
        "id": "09129676-2320-4151-976d-713ea785d97b",
        "status": "if-necessary",
        "title": "Game 7 (if necessary)",
        "coverage": "full",
        "scheduled": "2024-06-23T17:00:00+00:00",
        "neutral_site": false,
        "track_on_court": true,
        "home": {
          "name": "Team TBD",
          "alias": "TBD",
          "id": "907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6"
        },
        "away": {
          "name": "Team TBD",
          "alias": "TBD",
          "id": "907dc4e5-6957-4d19-b7d4-b1b7003b91e6"
        }
      }
    ]
  },

Make note of the status attribute to determine whether the time of the game is known. A status of time-tbd indicates the game has been scheduled, but a time has yet to be announced. A status of scheduled indicates the game time is known.




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